About

A program of The Utah Pride Center, The Utah Pride Festival is a community event which features a broad spectrum of activities and entertainment.

The 42nd Utah Pride Festival will be held June 2nd-4th, 2017 at Washington Square and Library Plaza
Pride Elevated 2017 is excited to offer additional celebratory events, extended festival hours, diversified food and business vendors, venue upgrades and even greater entertainment!

History of the Utah Pride Festival

From its humble beginnings in 1974 as an informal gathering in the park, the Utah Pride Festival has come a long way. It is now a major Salt Lake City event that grows bolder and brighter every year. The Festival empowers the LGBTQ+ community of Salt Lake, as well as the state of Utah as a whole, to come together and celebrate. The Festival is now attended by more than 50,000 people and continues to grow each year. In 2016, the Pride Parade attracted 70,000 spectators. A broad spectrum of people can be found at all these events, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, their family members and straight allies who wish to show their support. Past festival themes have included; Pride…Without Borders, United for Equality, Live Love Pride, Changing Hearts and Lives, Gotta Be Real, Equality, and Love Equals Love, and We are Pride and this years theme, Pride Elevated